Dr. Bob Barrows
Dr. Bob Barrows is a graduate of both Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). After graduating from MUSC in 2003, he served in the US Navy as a dentist. During his time in the Navy, he was stationed at the Goose Creek Weapons Station and overseas in Guam.
When not performing dentistry at the Navy base, on his days off he would assist in the treatment of underprivileged children in rural areas of South Carolina that had limited access to dental care.
Upon completion of his naval service, Dr. Barrows entered private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2008. While it was a difficult decision to leave his North Carolina patients of 10 years, Dr. Barrows returned home to Charleston in 2018 to be able to raise his family on James Island, where his parents and extended family also live.
After the move, he took the opportunity to take a short break from dentistry to restore his family home, doing much of the work himself. Dr. Barrows became a partner at Charleston Family Dentistry in 2020.
He is very happy with his decision to come back home to Charleston and to join the established and trusted Charleston Family Dentistry team.
Dr. Keith Kirkland
Dr. Kirkland is a family man and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. After receiving his degree from Clemson University, he completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1986. Upon graduating, he completed a postgraduate residency at the Westside Veterans Hospital in Chicago.
He returned to South Carolina and joined Charleston Family Dentistry in 1987. Dr. Kirkland became the owner in 1988 and welcomed Dr. Barrows aboard in 2020.
He is a member of the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association. He serves on the board of several local organizations including the City of Charleston Recreation Commission and the Harleston Village Board. In his free time, he enjoys gardening and swimming with the Palmetto Masters swim team.